Black Men, Black Feminism

Lucifer's Nocturne

  • Jared Sexton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jared Sexton
    Pages 1-39
  3. Jared Sexton
    Pages 41-74
  4. Jared Sexton
    Pages 75-105
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-110

About this book


A brief commentary on the necessity and the impossibility of black men’s participation in the development of black feminist theory and politics, Black Men, Black Feminism examines the basic assumptions that have guided—and misguided—black men’s efforts to take up black feminism.

Offering a rejoinder to the contemporary study of black men and masculinity in the twenty-first century, Jared Sexton interrogates some of the most common intellectual postures of black men writing about black feminism, ultimately departing from the prevailing discourse on progressive black masculinities. Sexton examines, by contrast, black men’s critical and creative work—from Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep to Jordan Peele’s Get Out— to describe the cultural logic that provides a limited moral impetus to the quest for black male feminism and that might, if reconfigured, prompt an ethical response of an entirely different order.


black feminist theory masculinity black men black male feminism black masculinity black feminism Michael Awkward racism anti-black racism discrmination opression toxic masculinity political violence post-civil rights black males studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Jared Sexton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of African American StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine, CAUSA

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